ISLAMABAD (APP) - Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), Ministry of Culture here Monday announced week-long programmes to mark the forthcoming 'Defence Day of Pakistan here from September 7. The events would start with a youth and children show of national songs, war songs, tableaus and other items to pay homage to the national heroes at PNCA hall on September 7. While, a documentary featuring the sacrifices of the stalwarts of Pakistan Army who sacrificed their lives for the defence of the country, would be screened on the occasion. Portraying the scenes of Pakistan Movement, pre-partition events and the struggle of national heroes, the documentaries would create awareness among people and remind all cross sections of society about the value of freedom and sacrifices made by our forefathers, an official of PNCA told this news agency To coincide the Holy month of Ramazan, the PNCA will hold 'Mehfil-e-Milad for females on September 10, in which females from different walks of life will participate. On September 14, the PNCA will arrange three-day Calligraphic workshop for children and adults. Master calligraphers would conduct the training with a prime focus on the modes and techniques of calligraphy. The certificate distribution ceremony of the workshop will be held on September 16, while a National Calligraphic exhibition would be held at National Art Gallery. The entries for the exhibition have been invited with two most exclusive and most recent works of the artists by September 5. The works must carry required information along with curriculum vitae, photographs of the artist/calligrapher, and a brief of 100 words about the work. For the convenience of the participants, the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has established five points where the works can be deposited. These places include National Art Gallery Islamabad, National Performing Arts Group Karachi, Abasin Arts Counil Peshawar, Shakir Ali Museum Lahore, and Idara-a-Saqafat-e-Baluchistan, Quetta. The exhibition aims at projecting Islamic traditional arts and Muslim heritage, and will cover the aspects of reviving Islamic traditions, acknowledgement of traditional calligraphic techniques, and encouraging contemporary experimentation with calligraphy for competing at global level, the official added.